Is Tonight Toxic

Is The Tonight Show a “toxic workplace”?  That’s what 2 current and 14 former staffers allege in a Rolling Stone article.  Jimmy Fallon is portrayed as often drunk or hungover, and erratic – a claim bolstered by the fact that there have been 9 showrunners in as many years.  Things are allegedly different under Chris Miller – for however long he lasts.  The article cites an incident where Jimmy Fallon chastised a staffer holding cue cards.  Jerry Seinfeld was there and he allegedly told Fallon to apologize.  Seinfeld has since weighed in.  “I teased Jimmy about a flub, and we all had a fun laugh about how rarely Jimmy is thrown off.  It was not uncomfortable at all…Idiotic twisting of events.”  Fallon has since apologized to his staff, saying, “I’m sorry if I embarrassed you.  I never set out to create that type of atmosphere at the show…There are things I’ve done in the past that are embarrassing but I never mistreated anybody…I want this show to be fun, it should be inclusive for everybody, it should be funny, it should be the best show, the best people.”

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